Experience a passionate, wise and caring healer who helps people transform their lives by showing them how to rise above their limitations, remove their roadblocks, rekindle their dreams and become the principal agents in their own professional and personal lives. Carl A. Hammerschlag is a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker and healer. A Yale trained psychiatrist; he has spent more than twenty years working with Native Americans. Experience a passionate, wise and caring healer who helps people transform their lives by showing them how to rise above their limitations, remove their roadblocks, rekindle their dreams and become the principal agents in their own professional and personal lives.
Dr. Hammerschlag, an internationally recognized inspirational speaker, author, physician and healer, utilizes his own extraordinary life experiences which have given him a unique perspective about how people can restore balance in their lives. Using the language of science, the power of legends and his vast clinical experience, Dr. Hammerschlag tells a fascinating story that helps people become the principal agents in their own lives. His work with Native Americans has been chronicled in three critically acclaimed books: The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit and Healing Ceremonies.
#1 Life Is Not A Disease
Modern psychiatry now defines unacceptable behaviors and feelings as mental illnesses, which is why 25% of all Americans now carry such a diagnosis. We are prescribing too many drugs for the ordinary ups and downs- life is not a disease. So if you’re feeling anything other than wonderful in every moment, it doesn’t mean you’re suffering from a mental disorder.
With passion and humor Dr. H combines the language of science, with his powerful storytelling style to weave a tale about how to face life’s daily struggles. Dr. H. opens his listeners’ eyes to seeing the landscape of their lives differently, and inspires them to create new endings to their old stories–without pills.
#2 The Future of Healthcare: Healing in Community
Today’s healthcare model is based on an intervention (we diagnose illness and prescribe treatment). The future of healthcare will be based on a model of prediction and prevention. We can do that and get reimbursed for it, but it means moving beyond office and hospital walls, and into the community. Healthcare in the future will be provided in schools, after-school programs, senior centers designed to keep people healthy. In high risk areas of the community mobile vans can provide out-patient/preventative care. There is a large pool of healing resources and practitioners in communities that can be mobilized to create a network focused on keeping people healthy.
Weaving the language of science, with the magic of his stories, Dr. H. presents a paradigm-shifting model of preventative healthcare that saves billions of dollars, provides better care, and brings us back to community.
#3 Authenticity and Leadership: Sustaining Your Passion and Purpose
Saying what you mean, and doing what you promise, is no longer the custom in our culture. Nowadays, it’s more common to say whatever people want to hear, or whatever you can get away with. Right and wrong is now determined by courts of law rather than a shared consensus about what’s ethical and moral.
To succeed personally and professionally you must be authentic– a person or organization whose words, actions and principles are all telling the same story. In his compelling style, Dr. H. shares his experience and wisdom, in ways that will kindle your passion and purpose.
#4 The Dancing Healers
This is a personal story about the journey from doctor to healer. After completing medical school and internship in the mid-sixties, Dr. H. came to Indian country to serve his military obligation as an alternative to going to Vietnam. There he met an Indian medicine man who taught him how to dance. Like most Western trained physicians, he was an expert in the disease model – one that emphasized the identification and treatment of pathology. Over the next 40 years, he learned from traditional healers how to expand that disease model to a healing paradigm. This is a story about staying healthy, and the importance of harmony between thoughts, actions and feelings – the foundation of the new science of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine).
Dr. H. is a master at tailoring his presentations to the specific needs of the audience, and offers pointed insights and guidance to help you.
1-3 Day Workshop Intensives
#1 The Science and Spirit of Healing
This unique experiential workshop uses didactic material as well as rituals and ceremonies to create a visionary paradigm for healthcare delivery.
#2 The Last Mask of the Authentic Leader
This is an exploration of how one leads in this new age of public scrutiny and accountability. Leadership is about pursuing authenticity; creating environments that encourage risk-taking; learning to appreciate and harness the power of the unconscious, intuitive mind; and transmitting a clear sense of mission and values.
CARL HAMMERSCHLAG BOOKS:
Dr. Carl Hammerschlag, an internationally recognized inspirational speaker, author, physician and healer, utilizes his own extraordinary life experiences which have given him a unique perspective about how people can restore balance in their lives. Using the language of science, the power of legends and his vast clinical experience, Dr. Hammerschlag tells fascinating stories that help people become the principal agents in their own lives. Carl Hammerschlag’s work with Native Americans has been chronicled in three critically acclaimed books: The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit and Healing Ceremonies.
A Yale-trained psychiatrist, Carl Hammerschlag is an expert on how to survive in rapidly changing cultures. Now one of the world’s leading proponents of Psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine), Dr. Hammerschlag is a faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School.
Dr. Hammerschlag also holds the highest honor given in the speaking profession, the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame Award and is a recipient of the National Caring Award. Selected by the Caring Institute of Washington D.C. from more than a quarter million nominations, the award honors “the ten most caring adults in America.”
In his presentations, Dr. Carl Hammerschlag brings his gift of storytelling, a wealth of legends, and unique insights which bridge the worlds of science, spirit, and culture. With poignancy and humor, he leads his audiences on a joyful journey that will stimulate and renew their creative potential.
Dr. Hammerschlag has delivered keynote speeches to Fortune 500 companies and audiences around the globe. He speaks about authenticity, leadership, the quest for vision and how to thrive in rapidly changing times.
Speaking on topics such as the future of medicine and coping with serious illness, Carl Hammerschlag provides insights and practical applications to dealing with the crisis in contemporary healthcare delivery.
Dr. Carl Hammerschlag has spent over 20 years of his life working with Native Americans, an experience which has transformed him from medical doctor to healer. His life experiences have been summarized in three books, The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit, and Healing Ceremonies, which bridge the world of science, spirit and culture. As well, Dr. Hammerschlag is one of the leading authorities in the practical applications of the science of psychoneuroimmunology, or mind/body/spirit medicine. Carl Hammerschlag has also written two children’s books and published numerous articles on health and wellness.